Super Bowl TV Spot for CBS’ Adaptation of Stephen King’s UNDER THE DOME

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I would normally write off a TV series adaptation of Stephen King‘s Under the Dome simply because the book reminds me of the plot for The Simpsons Movie.  It doesn’t help that the series is on CBS, Home of the Lowest Common Denominator (except for How I Met Your Mother).  But Under the Dome has a secret weapon: Brian K. Vaughan, creator of Y: The Last Man and a writer on Lost.  Tonight during the Super Bowl, CBS aired the first promo for the show, and it doesn’t give away anything revelatory other than bringing the show to the attention of the year’s biggest audience.  It also point you to a website where you can put your home “under the dome”, and the site is surprisingly creepy.

Hit the jump to check out the TV Spot, and click here for what CBS President Nina Tassler had to say about the show.  Under the Dome premieres this summer.

Click here to go “under the dome”.

Here’s the synopsis for Stephen King‘s Under the Dome:

On an entirely normal, beautiful fall day in Chester’s Mill, Maine, the town is inexplicably and suddenly sealed off from the rest of the world by an invisible force field. Planes crash into it and fall from the sky in flaming wreckage, a gardener’s hand is severed as “the dome” comes down on it, people running errands in the neighboring town are divided from their families, and cars explode on impact. No one can fathom what this barrier is, where it came from, and when — or if — it will go away.

Dale Barbara, Iraq vet and now a short-order cook, finds himself teamed with a few intrepid citizens — town newspaper owner Julia Shumway, a physician’s assistant at the hospital, a select-woman, and three brave kids. Against them stands Big Jim Rennie, a politician who will stop at nothing — even murder — to hold the reins of power, and his son, who is keeping a horrible secret in a dark pantry. But their main adversary is the Dome itself. Because time isn’t just short. It’s running out. [Amazon]

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  • Constant Reader

    Let’s hope they come up with a better ending than what was in the book. It was a complete letdown.

    • Fiz

      Exactly what I was thinking. I hadn’t read a King novel in a long time, so it was fun delving into this one, but the ending was pretty awful.

      • Bill

        Yeah, love King, but the ending was awful. Really flat.

      • ScaredForMovies

        Stephen King is one of my favourite writers but I would agree with the above sentiments. He sometimes has problems with endings. I thought The Dark Towers ending was also a letdown.

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  • Chris

    And the Simpson’s invented the concept of a town under a dome. Right.

    • Scooby

      It’s such a lazy joke, too, so I doubt it’ll ever escape the constant Simpsons references. But it’s what people do… see an idea and then throw it out completely after enjoying it once. It’s far from being the first time things have been shown under a dome, and there are a lot of us out there who are DYING for more Stephen King adaptations. I’m hoping that with the new Carrie remake, there will be a new interest in putting things like “The Dark Tower”, and “the Stand” onto film finally. I’d even take a “Cell” adaptation. I don’t know if anyone out there would agree, but I think “The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon” could be a very intense movie.

      That was a pretty lousy ad, though. I guess all the budget went to the cost of showing it during the Superbowl.

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